PROTECTING BONOBOS — PRESERVING RAINFOREST — EMPOWERING PEOPLE

News & Knowledge

Bonobos are the least studied and least recognized of the great ape species. We strive to raise awareness about these amazing apes and the importance of protecting them. We are discovering more about bonobos every day–learn more about our closest primate relatives here:

Latest News—Get the latest updates on BCI’s activities
Media Coverage—Read popular press coverage of bonobos, BCI, and the Congo.
Bibliography—Find resources for further reading in our bibliography, which includes the most prominent works about bonobos, both fiction and nonfiction.
September 29th, Vie Sauvage will be honored by the UN in a virtual award ceremony. Tune in here to watch live at 9AM EDT! All ten Equator Prize winners will share their groundbreaking nature-based solutions and present a collective community statement from indigenous leaders from around the world. This inspiring celebration will also feature remarks by a host of luminaries, including renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and Grammy Award-winning musician (and devoted conservationist) Sting.
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If we are going to stop nature loss, we need to change the way we do things. We need to look to organizations who are truly making a difference. Vie Sauvage sets an example for the future of conservation. And nobody captures the dedication, hard work, and fighting spirit of Vie Sauvage better than Leonard Nkanga.
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Meet Papa Faustin. He is an elder in Yetee, a village within the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve. Since the very beginning, Papa Faustin has been an invaluable part of the Vie Sauvage/BCI team. As the manager of the reserve depot, Papa Faustin ensures that equipment and supplies for researchers and trackers are kept safe and ready for use. His irresistible smile and great positive spirit inspire everyone who is lucky enough to work with him.
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The race to the $10,000 match is on! Two more weeks left to support an indigenous Congolese organization that's truly making a difference—our partner, Vie Sauvage!
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Let's celebrate our amazing partner organization, Vie Sauvage, winner of the UN 2020 Equator Prize!
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We are pleased to be a part of this collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests.
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